José Manuel Vargas

Managing Director

Madrid

Biography

Mr. Vargas became a Rhône Managing Director in November 2017, having previously served as a Senior Advisor to Rhône from 2007 to 2012. Prior to becoming a Managing Director, he served as the Chairman and CEO of Aena, S.M.E., S.A. leading its restructuring, partial privatization and IPO in 2015. Prior to joining Aena, he was CEO and previously CFO of Vocento S.A. Before his tenure in the communications sector, he was the CFO and General Secretary of JOTSA (part of the Philipp Holzmann Group).

Mr. Vargas currently serves as Executive Chairman and CEO of Maxam and on the Board of Directors of Fluidra S.A. He has also served on several other Boards of Directors, including AENA, Vocento, Diario ABC, Cadena COPE, Net TV and Diario El Correo. In 2015, he was awarded ‘Best Executive of the Year’ by the Spanish Association of Executives (AED) and acknowledged as ‘Person of the Year’ within the Economic and Financial world by ‘elEconomista’ (Spanish Financial Outlet).

Mr. Vargas is a graduate in Economics and Business of Complutense University of Madrid and holds a law degree from UNED. He is also a Chartered Accountant.

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